The capital of colourful Thailand, this diverse city is full of the weird and wonderful around every corner. Take a tuk-tuk ride through the busy streets of Chinatown where you might find some bargains as well as amazing street food, before heading up to be amazed by the sight of gleaming temples. If you’re looking for something completely new, visit the iconic floating markets.
Bangkok’s a great combo of the old and new, you can easily explore majestic temples, surrounded by nature, or lose yourself amongst towering skyscrapers which havehome to panoramic views across the entire city. At its heart, and once named 'The Venice of the East', the Chao Phraya River is a lazy cruise which can offer a tour of some of the city’s popular attractions.
You might’ve heard rumours about Bangkok’s nightlife… they’re not all true! It’s evolved in recent years to become more stylish, with an emphasis now on classy rooftop bars, cocktail bars and vibrant nightclubs.
Still, it’s the place to see the unusual, with high-kicking, gender-defying shows that’ll leave you speechless. You won’t forget them in a hurry!
Soi Cowboy is one of Bangkok’s most renowned streets, with its neon-lit bars serving loads of Japanese, western tourists and expats. Walking down the middle of the street is totally Instagram-worthy, with every bar ready to lure you in. Entry is largely free and the drinks are well priced.
It’s well known that when the sun sets in Bangkok, parts of the city are just waking up.
Myst, in the heart of Thonglor, is a rooftop bar with a strange mix of wooden logs and neon lighting. It’s different, but a great place to hang out. The cocktail menu is just as fun, with fire and nitrogen smoke being used to spice up the cocktail making process! For music, you’ll find a mixture of live bands and DJ sets.
Safe House is an underground style club that’s open until nearly 5am. There are large sofas to chill out on and the blue lighting sets the mood for the cool House, Electro and Techno beats that flood the dance floor. Large LED panels and CO2 canons make for an exciting and futuristic setting.
For a taste of the familiar, Bully’s offers some of the city’s best British and American food and drink. The dark wood panelling and seating creates a fun pub atmosphere.